LFC Foundation Raises £15k for Owen McVeigh Foundation

The LFC Foundation, official charity of Liverpool Football Club, has donated £15,000 to the Owen McVeigh Foundation.

The funds were raised at the recent fundraising abseil event at Liverpool Cathedral on 31 July.  20 brave abseilers descended down the Cathedral’s 150ft high entrance including Matt Parish, LFC Foundation’s Chief Executive and Foundation and Club staff.

The fundraiser was also supported by the Liverpool branch of the Institute of Directors and Northern Power Women, including CEO Simone Roach MBE who has also recently joined the Foundation’s Advisory Board.

The funds will be used to support the amazing work of the Owen McVeigh Foundation who support children and families across Merseyside who are battling cancer.

In 2019, the LFC Foundation also donated £36,000 to refurbish Peacock Lodge, a special respite facility for families to make special memories together.

Owen’s father, Mark McVeigh said: “We continue to receive incredible support from the LFC Foundation, and I’d like to thank everybody who braved the heights to help raise vital funds for us. The pandemic meant that many of our fundraisers were cancelled, so this donation is very welcomed and ensures that we can continue to help children and families living with cancer.”

Matt Parish, Chief Executive, LFC Foundation, added: “The Owen McVeigh Foundation is a very special charity, which supports hundreds of children and families each year and is very close to the hearts of Liverpool fans. We will continue to work in partnership with Mark and Jo so we can create special memories for even more families across Merseyside.”

For more information on the Owen McVeigh Foundation visit their website: http://owenmcveighfoundation.co.uk.